Olivier De Schutter
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Olivier De Schutter is the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and additionally a Professor of Law at the Catholic University of Louvain and the College of Europe (Natolin). He has also taught as a visiting scholar at numerous universities in New York, France, Finland, Portugal, Benin and Puerto Rico. While serving as Special Rapporteur, De Schutter has made official visits to many parts of the developing world, and has authored reports on topics ranging from agroecology to gender rights. De Schutter is the founder and coordinator of the E.U. Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights, and the Director of the International Center for the Teaching of Human Rights at Universities at the International Institute of Human Rights. From 2004 to 2008, De Schutter also acted as the Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights.